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Football: Ryan Giggs factfile

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Factfile on Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs, who is poised to make his 1,000th appearance in senior football on Tuesday in the Champions League clash against Real Madrid:

Name: Ryan Joseph Giggs (born Ryan Joseph Wilson)

Age: 39

Date of birth: November 29, 1973

Place of birth: Cardiff, Wales

Position: Left-winger/central midfielder

Club: Manchester United (1990-date)

Appearances: 931

Goals: 168

Debut: March 2, 1991 (v Everton, Manchester)

National team: Wales (1991-2007)

Appearances: 64

Goals: 12

Debut: October 16, 1991 (v Germany, Nuremberg)

Last appearance: June 2, 2007 (v Czech Republic, Cardiff)

Olympic team: Great Britain (2012)

Appearances: 4

Goals: 1

Honours

Club

Premier League (12): 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11

FA Cup (4): 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99, 2003-04

League Cup (3): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09

Community Shield (8): 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010

UEFA Champions League (2): 1998-99, 2007-08

UEFA Super Cup (1): 1991

Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999

FIFA Club World Cup (2): 2008

Individual

PFA Young Player of the Year: 1991-92, 1992-93

PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2008-09

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 2009

Other

OBE (Order of the British Empire, for services to football): 2007

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